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3rd September 2013, 10:20 PM #1
Does anyone still use WinRAR or have you all switched to 7-Zip?
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ICTDirect_Dave (4th September 2013), ZeroHour (3rd September 2013)
3rd September 2013, 10:22 PM #2
I use 7-Zip. I've never liked WinZip. Plus 7-Zip is free…
3rd September 2013, 10:36 PM #3
7Zip, much better than WinRar and WinZip.
3rd September 2013, 10:53 PM #4
Winrar isn't free. 7zip is. Winrar is better at opening corrupt compressed files.
3rd September 2013, 11:12 PM #5
The new RAR 5.0 compression format is actually really good. The ISO below took 5m 52s to compress in WinRAR 5 and 8m 44s in 7-Zip. Both were set to the max compression level (Best/Ultra) with a 64MB dictionary. There is barely any difference in the size of the archives, but a big difference in the compression times.
3rd September 2013, 11:44 PM #6
I love and own Winrar, thanks for the heads up.
4th September 2013, 07:56 AM #7
Cheers, winrar user here. Just preference really
4th September 2013, 09:14 AM #8
@Arthur - How does peazip compare ref the same task ie max ultra compression with a 64mb dictionary
4th September 2013, 09:26 AM #9
Likewise! It's been a favorite of mine for years.
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
4th September 2013, 09:42 AM #10
Must admit I have always liked WinRAR over others but 7-zip being free makes it hard to justify the costs in education.
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